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31/07/2020 Market makers - XLS Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- XLS Reference XLSX
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31/07/2020 Market makers - pdf Market makers and authorised primary dealers who are using the exemption under the SSR- PDF Reference PDF
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29/07/2020 ESMA65-8-5240 FIRDS- Instructions on access and download of full and delta reference data files , , , Reference PDF
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27/03/2020 ESMA31-69-261 Call for expression of interest CFSC CWG 2020 Reference PDF
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27/03/2020 ESMA31-69-263 Application form CSFC CWG Reference DOCX
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02/12/2019 esma31-62-1193 List of prospectus thresholds , , Reference PDF
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04/11/2019 esma22-105-1073 Annex_to_the_opening_statement_for_econ_hearing_4_november_2019 Speech PDF
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04/10/2019 ESMA71-99-1232 Keynote- Steven Maijoor- AFME Legal & Compliance Conference, Paris , , Speech PDF
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04/06/2019 ESMA71-319-120 FESE Dinner Address , , , , Speech PDF
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16/05/2019 ESMA34-45-712 Verena Ross- ICMA 2019 conference speech , , , Speech PDF
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06/03/2019 ESMA35-43-1740 Keynote by ESMA Chair Maijoor at ALFI Asset Management Conference , Speech PDF
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13/02/2019 ESMA71-319-91 Brexit – the regulatory challenges , , , , , Speech PDF
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Steven Maijoor keynote at the European Financial Forum in Dublin

11/02/2019 ESMA35-43-1493 MiFID II supervisory briefing on the use of third-country branches by EU firms , , Reference PDF
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24/01/2019 ESMA50-164-770 Links to national websites where net short positions in shares are disclosed Reference PDF
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31/10/2018 Net short thresholds Net short position notification thresholds for sovereign issuers Reference XLSX
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According to Article 7(2) of the Short Selling Regulation, ESMA has to publish a list of the thresholds applicable to the sovereign issuers for the purpose of the notification to competent authorities of significant net short position in sovereign debt.

The way these notification thresholds are defined is further specified in the Commission Delegated Regulation No 918/2012 (the “DR”). The DR specifies that initial threshold categories shall be:
1.0.1% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is between 0 and 500 billion euros;
2.0.5% applicable where the total amount of outstanding issued sovereign debt is above 500 billion euros or where there is a liquid futures market for the particular sovereign debt.

The additional incremental levels shall be set at 50% of the initial thresholds. The reporting thresholds shall be monetary amounts fixed by applying the percentage thresholds to the outstanding sovereign debt of the sovereign issuer. They will be revised and updated quarterly to reflect changes in the total amount of outstanding sovereign debt of each sovereign issuer.

In addition, the DR states that the amount of outstanding debt should be calculated using a duration adjusted approach. ESMA has published a Q&A document on how to proceed for the duration adjustment.

The table of thresholds contains the name of the sovereign issuer, the amount of outstanding debt duration adjusted, the initial threshold amount and the relevant percentage, the incremental threshold amount and the relevant percentage.

Please note that the figures of the amount of outstanding debt are duration adjusted (not nominal amounts) and are approximations provided by competent authorities.

15/10/2018 ESMA31-62-1114 2017 Report on EEA prospectus activity Final Report PDF
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27/09/2018 ESMA71-319-83 Financing Growth in the EU- speech by Verena Ross at the EBS , Speech PDF
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23/08/2018 ESMA50-164-772 Links to the national websites explaining the procedures for notifications of net short positions Reference PDF
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13/07/2018 ESMA31-62-996 Consultation Paper on Guidelines on Risk Factors Consultation Paper PDF
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13/07/2018 ESMA31-62-962 Consultation Paper on minimum information content for prospectus exemption Consultation Paper PDF
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